Electronic Health Records: Balancing Progress and Privacy

See the full story on the Bioethics Forum Blog: Electronic Health Records: Balancing Progress and Privacy

“Regardless of the fate of the Affordable Care Act, it has set in motion a drive toward greater use of information technology, particularly with regard to electronic health records (EHRs). These technologies promise to increase the transmission, sharing, and use of health data across the health care system, thereby improving quality and reducing unnecessary costs. But they do not come without raising serious ethical questions, particularly those related to privacy. This was the topic of the 2nd International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy hosted by Patient Privacy Rights at Georgetown Law School on June 6 and 7. The two-day event brought together national and international experts on health privacy, technology, and law; patient advocates; industry experts; and top governmental officials to discuss whether there is an American health privacy crisis.”

Read more at The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum

Get information and updates about the International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy at www.HealthPrivacySummit.org

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